AN ADVENTURER has raised more than £5,000 for charity.
David Rodrigues, of Victoria Road North, Southsea, challenged himself to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity Scope, which had suggested raising £3,000.
But the father-of-two ended up raising £5,300 for his 10-day trip.
David, 36, said: ‘The trip was fantastic.
‘It was probably the hardest physical and mentally-challenging task I have done in my life, but it was very rewarding.
‘As we were flying to Tanzania we could see the top of the mountain from the aeroplane.
‘So when I got to the top of the mountain it made me realise how high we had actually got and what a long way down it was.
‘The mountain had so many different terrains, it was amazing – some parts were like lunar landscapes.
‘Doing the final stretch of the climb was really hard.
‘It was pitch black when I set out, but once you got to the top the view was so good. It’s hard to describe.’
Over the past seven years David has raised £10,000 for various charities.